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Most Efficient Economies: 32ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 78thMost Devout: 86th
The Trade Congolomorate of
Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone
Ingredere, et frui
Prime Minister Machiavelli
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Widgetalia

Population18.097 billion

CapitalWidgetalia City
LeaderPrime Minister Machiavelli
FaithHierarchigal Capitalisim

CurrencySawbuck
AnimalJungle Ferret

The Trade Congolomorate of Widgetalia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Machiavelli with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, zero percent divorce rate, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.097 billion Widgetalians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Widgetalia City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Widgetalian economy, worth a remarkable 9,534 trillion Sawbucks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is a breathtaking 526,852 Sawbucks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,951,395 per year while the poor average 20,270, a ratio of 194 to 1.

Surrogate mothers are encouraged to refer to their wombs as 'rental space', protecting the land is holey work, Prime Minister Machiavelli's military council has been nicknamed 'The Knights of the Rotund Table', and space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Widgetalia's national animal is the Jungle Ferret, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Hierarchigal Capitalisim.

Widgetalia is ranked 497th in the world and 18th in Lazarus for Most Armed, with 29.55 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Efficient Economies: 32ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 78thMost Devout: 86thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 90thHighest Disposable Incomes: 96thMost Avoided: 148thMost Corrupt Governments: 158thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 188thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 233rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 236thHighest Average Incomes: 241stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 243rdLargest Insurance Industry: 263rdMost Subsidized Industry: 272ndLargest Retail Industry: 310thLargest Mining Sector: 316thLargest Agricultural Sector: 430thMost Armed: 497thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 519thMost Cultured: 528thHighest Economic Output: 534thLargest Gambling Industry: 563rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 679thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 683rdRudest Citizens: 705thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 802ndLargest Governments: 954thFattest Citizens: 989thLowest Crime Rates: 1,172ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,205thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,297thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,377thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,653rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,221stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4,461stLargest Black Market: 4,536thMost Stationary: 4,548thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,719thLargest Populations: 10,025thSmartest Citizens: 11,285thMost Influential: 12,071stTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 14,557thMost Developed: 19,349th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionFattest Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Governments: 47th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 52nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 61st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 69th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 69th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 85th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 86th in the regionLargest Black Market: 218th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 266th in the regionMost Influential: 272nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 279th in the regionLargest Populations: 291st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 573rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 810th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, Prime Minister Machiavelli's military council has been nicknamed 'The Knights of the Rotund Table'.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, protecting the land is holey work.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, surrogate mothers are encouraged to refer to their wombs as 'rental space'.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, Prime Minister Machiavelli's Dreadnought-class tankbuster limousine is said to have more ammunition than the entire Brancalandian Army.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, only a minority of the population can actually vote at elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, the most popular stadium acts are one-off performances.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, the nation has learned that pulling out is messy.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, you can tell when Widgetalians are being snarky by the fact their lips are moving.

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